If you’re an iPhone 5 user or your device’s iOS has been upgraded to iOS 6, and aren’t too pleased with Apple’s new Maps, you can try the apps found here. On the list is a public transit app called Embark, which was quick to update for iOS 6 support.
Embark delivers some of the most accurate, step-by-step directions tailored to specific metropolitan regions, giving riders the fastest routes to their destinations. The plus side is, their public transit apps integrate closely with the new Apple Maps.
“We believe it should be easy to get around big cities in the age of the smartphone,” said Embark CEO David Hodge. “With our support for iOS 6, iPhone 5, and the new Apple Maps, we’re making sure transit riders always have access to the information that they need to get where they want to go.”
And the strategy’s paid off. Embark announced this week that their free mobile public transit apps have eclipsed 40 million trips routed, including 1.3 million trips and 100,000 downloads since iOS 6 launched. Which just means more people trust Embark more than Apple’s new Maps, so they should really thank Apple. ;)
Since January of this year, Embark claims they’ve logged a million downloads across their mobile transit apps as they cater to every major U.S. metropolitan area.
Some of Embark’s top features:
Embark delivers Tailored Trips that gives users the most detailed step-by-step directions tailored to specific regions, giving riders the best and fastest route to their destination.
Anywhere, anytime. Embark works above and underground so riders can quickly plan trips.
Embark also features Interactive Maps so users can simply tap a map or type a station, landmark or address location to instantly receive detailed, accurate trip routes.
The apps also have Shareable Trips so users can share their trips via email, text message, or Twitter to coordinate plans with friends and family more easily.
And they have Push advisories that automatically alerts riders about any delays along their trips so they can plan accordingly.
Discussing more of iOS 6 Maps woes is Kristin Feledy and Kristen Nicole on SiliconAngle’s daily news show. See the full video below: